Friday, February 23, 2018


We need rain, so I'm not complaining about that; it's the days when there is no rain, only a hopeless sort of oppressive greyness. I took refuge in the basement studio and worked on five paintings, though I didn't do enough on two of them to publish the updates.

 Somerville Roses, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

I lightened the color of the house again, using some Phthalo Turquoise that's been sitting around for years. Once I get the house color right— and it might be fine now, I'll wait to see what it looks like after it dries down— I'll paint in the horizontal lines detailing the clapboard. Am also experimenting with some blue/yellow/ochre mixes to try to get a more natural green on the leaves.

Also measured some more placement points and drew in a few more elements on:

  Selfies, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)   

And I really wanted to establish the diagonal line of buildings down to where they meet the horizon in anticipation of painting in the sky:

  Chrysler Building, Dusk, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)  

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